Dakota Electric Association recently donated $10,000 to support college and career pathways programming in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The donation will help the district continue its work to provide classes and other opportunities that help students find their passions and prepare for success after graduation.
“I would like to thank you on behalf of the school district for your gracious contributions to education,” said Dr. Kathy Funston, director of strategic partnerships and pathways for District 191.
Burnsville High School’s DECA club is planning a blood drive at the school on Nov. 3 during the school day for BHS students and staff.
DECA is a club that prepares students wanting to go into the finance, marketing, hospitality and management fields. BHS is one of many high schools and colleges across the globe that offers DECA to its students.
“Working on the blood drive has taught us how to act and work in the business field,” BHS senior and DECA officer Jake Chudecke said. “In the long run, through our work with local businesses, we are becoming real-world ready.”
Six school buildings in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will gain solar panels on their roofs this fall.
Not only will energy and money be saved, but the project will have an educational component. It will be connected to school programs, including college and career Pathways, as a way for students to learn about alternative energies.
Burnsville High School students are instrumental in the branding, set-up, marketing and upcoming launch of the Firefly Credit Union inside their school, near the new Activities Center. The branch is designed to provide on-the-job experience and financial literacy to all students and has been in the making for more than a year.The official ribbon cutting will take place from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Elementary and middle school students and their parents are invited to learn more about the new “Pathways” model at Burnsville High School and get a sneak peek at the school’s new learning spaces at a special event on Monday, Sept. 26.
About 25 Burnsville High School students got a jump start in using their new Chromebooks so they can assist their classmates before and throughout the school year.
The automotive program at Burnsville High School just received a major boost from the Walser Foundation.
As Burnsville High School employs future-focused Pathways next year, which will have students thinking beyond credits and graduation, the goal of the Career Center will be to educate students about the choices available, and assist them in exploring their interests and finding courses that will better prepare them for their future.